The Hawthorns

Next Game

West Brom v Hull City

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 20:00

Capital One Cup Third Round

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 2 - 2 Hull City

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Bruce frustrated by draw

Hull City manager Steve Bruce admitted he was disappointed to only take a point from their home tie with Aston Villa on Saturday.

Last Updated: 06/10/13 at 10:59 Post Comment

The sides played out a goalless stalemate at the KC Stadium, with neither team looking likely to break the deadlock.

Tom Huddlestone tested Villa shot-stopper Brad Guzan on the brink of half-time but there was little else to speak of up front for the Tigers.

Having registered back-to-back wins in previous weeks, Bruce conceded his regret at not taking three points on home soil this weekend.

"We are disappointed because we have played particularly well over the last few weeks," he said.

"Still, against a really good Aston Villa team we stuck at it and for me it had a 0-0 draw written all over from the minute we kicked off.

"But, we will take it and move on."

With a two-week international break ahead, Bruce's men sit comfortably in mid-table - unbeaten at home - a position the Tigers boss is pleased with after the predictions of relegation struggles.

"We have to be delighted going into the [international] break, we have played four games at home, won two and drawn two," he added.

"There is a long winter ahead but we have made a good start. We didn't play very well today but we've got something from the game and we move on.

"We have to work on it, we are a newly-promoted team, one thing you have to be is thoroughly well organised.

"We did that remarkably well today and that is what earned us the point at the end of the day."

With Robbie Brady injured for Saturday's clash, Danny Graham was left to lead the Hull attack and with his goal drought now extended to 24 games, Bruce admitted his stocks are being stretched.

"You are only as good as your strikers and we don't have the resources to go out and buy a 20-goal-a-season man," he said.

"We have to do the best we can with the resources we have."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Juan Mata apologises for Manchester United's shock defeat to Leicester

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing capitulation at Leicester on Sunday.

Premier League: West Ham's Diafra Sakho relishing Enner Valencia link-up

Diafra Sakho reckons West Ham can spring a few more surprises in the Premier League this season.

Transfer news: Daniel Agger left Liverpool after Brendan Rodgers rift

Daniel Agger insists he left Liverpool because of a rift with Brendan Rodgers and did not feel 'appreciated'.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property